India is Ready for Hero Champions Trophy 2016

 

With mix of experience and youth in team, India are ready Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016. And aiming to finish at podium in the Champions Trophy between 10-17 June at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at London.

Indian Hockey team for Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016, London

Indian Hockey team for Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016, London

Playing best of the world hockey including Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and Korea in marquee event of FIH, will be real test and chance for India to fine tune their preparations Rio Olympics 2016.

In the Champions Trophy 2016, Defender Harmanpreet Singh, one of the outstanding performers from the team’s Silver Medal winning Sultan Azlan Shah Cup team, finds himself retained in the squad, and is joined by his junior colleagues, Harjeet Singh and Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya. Dahiya will be a back up to the returning PR Sreejesh in the team. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016: Schedule and Results

Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016

Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 LondonQueen Elizabeth Park, London (Great Britain)
10 – 17 Jun 2016

Participating Teams: Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Korea

Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. India, 3. Germany, 4. Great Britain, 5. Belgium, 6. Korea

Points Table of Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016:

Team Played W L D GF GA GD Points
Australia 5 4 0 1 14 7 7 13
India 5 2 2 1 10 11 -1 7
Germany 5 1 1 3 18 12 6 6
Great Britain 5 1 1 3 9 7 2 6
Belgium 5 1 2 2 9 12 -3 5
Korea 5 1 4 0 6 17 -11 3

Detailed Schedule and Results of Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016: Continue reading →

RDT supports Hockey Andhra Pradesh by hosting the Women’s National camp at the ASV

It is not the first time that the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) has hosted a national camp for athletes representing Andhra Pradesh. As a result, Rural Development Trust’s (RDT) Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) program continues to grow from strength to strength as an institution in itself. Simultaneously it continues to fortify a changing belief that rural India can become a hub for sporting development. With a relatively poor and desert like district of Anantapur emerging as a front runner of this changing belief and the hard work of RDT to make it a recognizable and formidable sporting destination of India standing out as an easily noticeable fact behind this.

Hockey Andhra Pradesh senior women’s team before they left for Bangalore

Hockey Andhra Pradesh senior women’s team before they left for Bangalore

This time around, amidst exams and the closure of the academic year, the ASV hosted a national level Hockey camp. This camp housed 36 young women, the finest athletes that Andhra Pradesh has to offer to the game. These young women put in their heart and soul into this preparatory camp that would lead upto the upcoming nationals. Continue reading →

Australia beat India 4-0 to Win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ipoh, 16 April 2016: Australia defeated India by 4-0 to win the 25th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak in Malaysia. The hosts Malaysia were edged out (5-4) in shoot-out by New Zealand in Bronze medal match after being locked at 3-3 after final hooter. Pakistan defeated Canada by 3-1 to finish fifth.

Chinglensana Singh played his 100th international match for India, when came out turf against Australia in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 final

Chinglensana Singh played his 100th international match for India, when came out turf against Australia in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 final

Having learnt their lessons from the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 league game against the Australians India, didn’t allow them a fast start into the game. Defending deep and swarming in numbers, they completed the first quarter without allowing Australia any significant circle penetrations or shots on goal. A single PC, late in the quarter was swept wide by Jeremy Hayward. Continue reading →

India beat Malaysia to set up Azlan Shah Cup final against Australia

Ipoh, Malaysia, 15 April 2016: India stamped their class and authority over the hosts Malaysia, to cap an emphatic 6-1 victory and qualify for the Final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016.

Ramandeep Singh and SV Sunil celebrating a goal at 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ramandeep Singh and SV Sunil celebrating a goal at 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

In the other games on the last league stage day of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, Pakistan defeated Japan 4-1 and Australia beat Canada by 3-0. Pakistan will play for 5th place while hosts Malaysia will take on New Zealand for Bronze medal at 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Continue reading →

Win over Pakistan and loss to New Zealand, India need to beat Malaysia to reach Final

Ipoh, Malaysia, 13 April 2016: India lost narrowly to New Zealand 2-1 in an hard fought encounter in the 25th Sultan Shah Cup 2016 after an impressive 5-1 win over arch rivals Pakistan yesterday.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 Points Table

After today’s win over India, New Zealand jumped to second place in points table after playing all the 6 matches, while India are at third place and yet to play their final league match against Malaysia. India needs to win the match to find place in final against Australia. Continue reading →